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Undergraduate Support Scheme

The Undergraduate Support Scheme provides funding for overseas (including EU) students on the basis of financial need.

 

Eligibility

The LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme (USS) is designed to help overseas students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. 

Please note that the LSE receives far more applications for financial assistance than it can support and unfortunately not all applications to the Undergraduate Support Scheme will be successful.

Scholarship amount

For 2020, the School set aside approx £1,000,000 in entrance awards to self-financing students of all nationalities. It is expected that roughly the same amount will be available for 2021 entry.

The amount of assistance will vary according to individual financial needs but awards are usually between £6,000 and £15,000.

Awards are renewable for each year of your programme, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

How to apply

Once you've received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional), you can apply for this scholarship. Please complete the scholarship application form. By completing this form, you will ensure that you receive consideration for this and any other LSE scholarship(s) which you meet the eligibility criteria for.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is: 14 May 2021 (extended from the original 29 April deadline).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) the Financial Support Office (FSO) is now working remotely, which means we cannot receive hard copies of application forms or supporting documents. We are now accepting scanned copies of application forms and supporting documents by the scholarship deadline.

To be considered for a scholarship please complete the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2021 and return a scanned copy along with your supporting documents to the FSO at financial-support@lse.ac.uk. Your academic reference can also be sent by email from the institutional email address of your referee to the FSO inbox (financial-support@lse.ac.uk), we will match it with your application.  

See details of providing a reference

All decisions will be sent to applicants by the end of July 2021.